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Home and family

Are you worried about your family and things at home? Most families have problems at some time. This can include serious illness, a death, money problems, family members not getting on or finding it difficult to talk about problems. All this can affect you in…

Homeless, or thinking of leaving home?

If you are thinking of leaving home and want to talk to someone about it, you can contact Childline a free confidential helpline for young people T: 0800 1111. If there are problems at home and you have moved out and are homeless, there are local…

Homeless?

If you are homeless or feel you cannot continue living at your present address because of difficulties at home, get advice straight away. Living on the streets can be dangerous, there are people that can help you find somewhere safe to stay, look at the…

Islington's youth hubs and adventure playgrounds

Islington's Youth Offer includes a range of facilities and services for young people, including youth hubs, adventure playgrounds, and loads of clubs and groups. We can also help when things get tough and you need a bit of extra support, or need someone to talk to.  Use Google…

Job trends in Islington

In Islington, most employers are small private businesses on a single site There are over 18,000 businesses in Islington. Most of these employ between 1 and 9 people, but there are 100 businesses and organisations that employ over 250 people. Nearly 15,000 new businesses were…

Knives, guns and weapons - are you feeling unsafe?

If you are worried about knives, guns or other weapons ... ... this information aims to help you decide what to do and explains the law around weapons, so you can make informed decisions. Worried about violence and weapons? Violent crime is a worry for…

Know the facts about cannabis

The following two films have been created to help explain how the chemical compounds in cannabis affect your brain and the risks of smoking the super-strength form of the drug, skunk. Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world, including the UK,…

Learn and succeed

The way to prepare for the future is to get the best grades you can and stay in training and education after Year 11. During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11…

Learning disabilities or medical conditions - more information

If you have good up to date information on your disability or medical condition, you will feel well informed and able to make decisions with confidence. There are online health directories that are easy to use. National and local organisations, often charities, also provide specialist advice,…

Legal highs

Legal highs, also known as psychoactive substances, are drugs that produce the same or similar effects as illegal drugs but are not banned by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, to get around the law they are often sold under the name of a different product, such…

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex or Asexual (LGBTQIA), gender-fluid, non-binary, nongender, third gender?

Not sure about your sexuality? Questioning your gender? If you have been struggling with your identity and need support to work out who you are there are organisations that offer help and advice. You may feel alone but you're not, there are other young people…

Looking for education and training opportunities?

If you're leaving school and moving on you will need to have a plan for what you want to do next. It may feel a bit scary but you will get help to make decisions from a careers adviser, your teachers, people who know you, your parents and…

Meet the candidates

Your candidates for the 2019 Youth Council Election: Abdul Rahman Jimale 'Being safe is your fundamental right. Vote for me to get involved in policy making on youth crime and make a difference!' Manifesto: My first priority is to strengthen the current policy of anti-knife…

Money and financial advice

Go to the Money Advice Service for free online information and advice to help you manage your money. This website covers all aspects of personal finance such as how to open a bank account.  You can: speak to an adviser on 0800 138 7777 use web…

Need advice on a drug, alcohol, gambling or other addiction in your family?

There are local organisations that can help such as: Islington Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS) There are also other helplines and websites which can offer advice and support: Frank confidential online information and help Adfam for families affected by drugs and alcohol Al-Anonn supports young people affected by…

Need more information and advice about how to have safer sex and contraception?

There are local services ready to help you. They give young people confidential advice and support. Pulse offers confidential advice on all sexual issues including contraception. Pulse also offers pregnancy testing. You can use this service if you are under 25. Lift has a sexual health drop-in. You can…

Need more information or advice about STIs or safe sex?

Checkurself is the London website for chlamydia testing, chlamydia treatment and chlamydia information. You could have chlamydia without knowing. If you live in London and are between 16 and 24 years old, you can get tested for chlamydia by ordering a test kit. If you need treatment…

Our priorities for 2018-20

These are the priorities for the Islington Youth Council (IYC) over the next two years As youth councillors, we will listen to the views of all young people. That includes young people who go to school out of borough, those who don’t feel their voices have been…

Relationships and safer sex

Sex and relationships can be complicated Not finding it easy to get along with people, including your family? You can contact: Pulse offers a range of sexual health advice and other services to support young people. Lift and Platform hold regular Pulse clinics, works closely with Brook…

Rights and responsibilities

Everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be protected from harm You should also respect the rights of others. The UK has additional laws that protect your rights, such as: equality laws to protect you from discrimination laws that protect you at work rights when…